Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner Thursday in Pittsburgh with Elder and Sister Marshall, Brother and Sister Cannon, Elders Watkins and Espinosa, Sisters Gibson and Carter and two investigators, Lubaba from Sudan and Dexter from China.  We ate too much food, gave thanks, shared testimonies, played games and visited.  We have much to be thankful for.

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We met at the Institute building in Oakland where Elder and Sister Marshall teach institute.

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We left Pittsburgh about six and drove two hours north to Erie, Pennsylvania and stayed  the night.  Kent and Kae Servoss met us there Friday morning which happened to be Kent’s birthday.  They are serving in Rochester NY and got permission to leave their mission to meet us in Erie which is half way between us.  We had a great day with them and enjoyed so much being with family for the holiday.

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The city of Erie is, as you can guess, is right on Lake Erie.  We drove through Pasque Isle, which is a peninsula out into the lake.  We were looking straight north towards Canada but could not see across the lake. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and 60 degree temperature. Of course, we are always wearing our missionary badges and get to talk with people wherever we go about the church.

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We drove home that night and attended the temple in Columbus OH with Elder and Sister Marshall on Saturday morning.  It was a wonderful way to end the holiday week. This is the nativity scene they have on the temple grounds.  I guess it is officially the Christmas Season now.  We had a wonderful holiday week-end and are back to work now in Wheeling enjoying finding and teaching, supporting and loving, and just doing what ever the spirit guides.

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